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National Small Business Week: Shop Local!

On the first week of May, the U.S. Small Business Administration encourages communities to highlight local entrepreneurs and small business owners. As you may know, most of Lockhart’s businesses are considered small and every dollar you spend, not only helps local businesses stay open, but also keeps our community running.


Here’s how:

For every $100 you spend in a Lockhart business, the City of Lockhart collects $1.50 in sales tax revenue:


  • $0.50 of that goes to the Lockhart Economic Development Corporation.
  • $1.00 goes to the City of Lockhart’s General Fund, which pays for public safety, parks, and other basic city services. According to budgeted expenses, here is the breakdown:

  • About $0.51 goes to public safety (fire, police, civil service, and courts)
  • About $0.15 goes to public works, street and drainage services
  • About $0.19 goes to quality of life expenses (animal welfare, parks, cemetery, library, and other community facilities)
  • About $.06 goes to code enforcement, planning and development
  • About $0.10 goes to City administration, finance, Mayor and City Council


"Small town businesses are the backbone of towns like ours," said Mayor Lew White, "These businesses, not only provide valued sales tax revenue to the community, but more importantly give us constant reminders of the independent thriving community that Lockhart stands for." 


We appreciate our partners at the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Caldwell County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the LEDC, who remain committed to growing a flourishing economy that supports businesses in the city.


"You can't say it any better than SHOP LOCKHART!" Mayor White exclaimed.

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